If you’ve ever dreamt of what it might be like to spend a night on the International Space Station, you’ll find that Kachi Lodge by Amazing Escapes, on Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats, can satisfy that desire, year-round. Standing directly on the Flats, this dome camp is a collection of white pods that do, indeed, call to mind images of the space station. Sitting on top of the world’s largest salt flat, the lodge perhaps is the most surreal viewing station in what otherwise would be in an accessible destination. And we’re thrilled to announce them as JG Black Book’s newest collection member!
Whether a passionate astrophysicist or adventure-seeking traveler, guests are mesmerized by the Lodge’s metallic dome structures, each composed of repeated equilateral triangles and a feat of mathematical elegance. Each dome offers a perfectly positioned double bed, bedside tables with ambient lanterns, a private walk-in bathroom, comfortable bedding, hot running water, elegant decorative objects and heating from a central stove. In contrast to the stark salt flat surroundings, the Kachi Lodge ensures maximum comfort in each luxury dome – every single detail aligns with a true camp spirit and while it’s not to be compared to a luxury hotel room, the staff goes above and beyond to satisfy creature comforts.
The star of the Salt Flats is a nearby island, covered with giant cacti and boasting the most amazing views on the Salar. Guests can combine this with an afternoon excursion to the charming village of Coquesa and its fascinating mummies. The interesting archeological site of Alcaya, a pre-Columbian city near Salinas, is just over an hour’s drive away. And come evening, a telescope is at guests’ disposal to observe the starry night of the Altiplano.
Kachi Lodge takes great pride in delivering authentic and inventive cuisine, partnering with the award-winning Gustu Restaurant in La Paz. Working only with Bolivian ingredients, the team has established strong relationships with its local suppliers from all around the national territory and aims to showcase the great potential of the country’s production, culture, and biodiversity.